Video of the altercation has circulated widely on social media, causing Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta to release an email Sunday stating that the department will review the video to ensure that officers followed the proper protocol, according to the New York Daily News.
The incident happened during the University of Miami's victory over Virginia Tech at the Hard Rock stadium on Saturday night. Her second swing smacks the officer's face and he responds with a punch to her face.
With her eyes half-closed, Freitas flails at the officer carrying her right leg with her open hand and misses the back of his head, but nails him in the face with her backhand.
The video shows that there are four officers holding each of her limbs and lifting her up and out of the stadium: She wasn't going anywhere, and with 4-on-1 odds, there is clearly only one party in control.
She has been charged with disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer.
"After responding to a disturbance, the person in the video was being removed from the event by our officers for being disorderly".
Farrington put her daughter's body in the trunk of her 2013 Nissan Altima sedan "for several days", police said, until the smell became so bad that at about 1 a.m. Sunday, she moved the body to the dumpster.
"All he did was react to her actions", said Rivera, president of Miami-Dade's Police Benevolent Association. She was subsequently arrested for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Disorderly Conduct/Breach of the peace. Police did not release the officer's full name.
University of Miami officials said they were aware of the video and were also gathering information.